10 Things I Hate About You Director remembers Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s secret romance
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After the reporter pointed out that Julia and Joe, who are now both 40 years old, don’t share many scenes in the film, the filmmaker agreed. “I know, right? Isn’t that funny? She confesses to Heath and loves the guy who’s waiting in his trailer to do the next scene,” Gil marveled. “Yes, but it was nice to watch them, how much they enjoyed themselves.”
This romance is likely one that most fans have completely forgotten about, and none of the stars left a comment on Gil’s interview. But Julia herself brought up the relationship on her 2001 Rolling Stone profile, which noted that she and Joe both lived on the same floor of their Columbia University dorm at the time, though the sparks were blown by then.
The Rolling Stone writer described the 3rd Rock From the Sun alum as the star’s “old friend”, and Julia herself declared, “We’re friends.” The actress added, “We’ll say hello to each other.”
All romantic feelings are clearly in the distant past. Julia got married Preston J. Cook in September 2017 and they welcomed son Strummer the following month. Meanwhile Joe got married Tasha McCauley in December 2014, and they have since welcomed two boys.
But who would want to look at 10 things again immediately to get clues about the sneak mating?